IPL Auction 2023: 3 Australian Players That Lucknow Super Giants Can Target. Lucknow Super Giants were one of the two new franchises that made their debut in IPL 2022.
The Lucknow-based franchise became the first one to represent Uttar Pradesh in the Indian Premier League. KL Rahul was named the captain of the team. The team management formed a stellar squad at the IPL 2022 mega auction.
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As expected, LSG made it to the playoffs in their debut season, but they could not win the title. Lucknow finished third on the points table, meaning they had to play in the Eliminator match. Royal Challengers Bangalore knocked them out of the competition by defeating them in the Eliminator match.
Lucknow Super Giants released Indian batter, Manish Pandey, spinner Shahbaz Nadeem, and pacer Ankit Rajpoot besides Australian fast bowler Andrew Tye, West Indies pace all-rounder Jason Holder and his Caribbean teammate opening batter Evin Lewis, and Sri Lankan pace all-rounder Dushmantha Chameera.
Lucknow Super Giants spent 59 Crores in the mega-auction last year while they drafted in the likes of KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, and Ravi Bishnoi for a total of 31 Crores before the IPL 2022 auction. They had no money left in their purse after the IPL 2022 season.
However, INR 5 Crores will be added to every franchise before the IPL 2023 auctions which are set to be held in Kochi next month. All-rounder Marcus Stoinis was rumored to be released but has held on to his spot. England pacer Mark Wood, who was brilliant at the recently concluded T20 World Cup but missed the entire IPL 2022 season due to injury, is still in the squad.
Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi were retained beside skipper KL Rahul by LSG before IPL Auction 2023 scheduled next month.
Apart from Jason Holder, Lucknow also released Aussie pacer Andrew Tye, Indian seamer Ankit Rajpoot, Sri Lanka quick Dushmantha Chameera, and West Indies batter Evin Lewis. Indian batter Manish Pandey and left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem were also released before IPL 2023 mini-auctions. Their purse remaining is INR 23.35 crore before IPL Auction 2023.
Lucknow Super Giants will have INR 23.35 crore in its purse post its retentions at the player auction. The team can also fill up as many as four overseas slots at the auction. LSG will go into the IPL 2023 auction with ten slots to fill.
Sean Abbott, Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa (INR 1.5 Crores), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Chris Lynn (INR 2 Crores), Moises Henriques, Andrew Tye (INR 1 Crore) are some of the prominent Australian names to have registered themselves for IPL Auction 2023 and have put themselves in the highest base price bracket.
The likes of Wesley Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Cameron Boyce, Hilton Cartwright, Ben Cutting, Ben Dwarshuis, Peter Handscomb, Matthew Kuhnemann, Ben McDermott, Joel Paris, Joshua Phillipe, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, D Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Ashton Turner, Chris Green, Joshua Brown, and Tanveer Sangha are some of the less prominent names registered for IPL Auction 2023.
A few foreign players decided not to play in the Indian Premier League 2023 to focus on National cricket. Australian Players Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith, and Aaron Finch are on this list to not register for IPL Auction 2023.
IPL Auction 2023: 3 Australian Players That Lucknow Super Giants Can Target
The Australian all-rounder Cameron Green recently confirmed that he has signed up for the first time for the IPL auction. The top-order big-hitter, who is 23 years old, has the quickest T20I fifty for Australia. Additionally, he can consistently bowl at a speed of at least 140 kph.
Cameron Green will likely compete with Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, and Jason Holder for the highest bid this year, as all-rounders frequently fetch substantial sums at IPL auctions. With the departure of Jason Holder, the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) now lack a significant all-rounder. Cameron Green doesn’t have the ability to start in front of KL Rahul or Quinton de Kock, but he has everything to be the No.3.
Evin Lewis, who started out as LSG’s one-down player last season, has also been let go. LSG can also try the all-rounder as a finisher by picking him in IPL Auction 2023.